Friday, February 24, 2012

World of the News

World of the News

World of the NewsJK Rowling: Author of the Harry Potter book series, is writing her first novel for adults The British writer, 46, whose teenage boy wizard tales became international best-sellers and inspired a series of hit films, said on Thursday her new novel would be “very different” to the Harry Potter books that made her a household name and turned her into a billionaire. The Simpsons 500th Episode: Our favorite four fingered family, The Simpsons, have reached another milestone. On Sunday the 19th The Simpsons aired their 500th episode, “Long Last Leave”, Episode 14 of Series 23 to be precise. Since first airing December 17, 1989 the Simpsons have gone on to become an an institution of hilarity. Springfield’s all over America have never been the same. Australian Media Roundup: Fairfax’s 40 percent drop in revenue is about to take it’s toll on employees, the Seven Network ups it’s profits and market share. Meanwhile, Ten Network Holdings has warned that its half-year profits will be significantly down on the year before due to a drop in revenue from its television and outdoor advertising divisions. Rupert Murdoch’s latest venture, The Sun on Sunday kicks off this weekend, the challenge for Murdoch’s new Sunday tabloid: Keep the scoops, drop the sleaze. Drone Journalism: ABC has a superlative piece on one of the emerging tools in modern journalism ‘No Brooks it’s not your finger followed by your halitosis‘ Drones play an increasing and controversial role in modern warfare. From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iran and Yemen, they have become a ubiquitous symbol of Washington’s war on terrorism. World of the News Online: Gannett, the largest United States newspaper chain, has announced plans to begin charging for online access to its 80 US dailies by the end of the year with the exception of flagship USA Today. Read the full article »»»»

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